Inmate dies in Cobb County Jail
by: Chris Vizcaya
History of Jail...
-Located in Marietta, GA
-pretrial facility of approximately 11 acres under roof
-There is 3 different buildings in this jail, but building A was created in 1987 with a cost of $13.7 million dollars
-The total bed capacity for all three buildings is 3,077
-visiting a inmate includes video visitation
-visitors 17 years of age or older will be photographed and finger printed for safety reasons
-many rules when entering the jail including no smoking no drugs in facility etc.
-There have been numerous jails built over the years of Cobb County’s existence.
-The building was 5 stories and housed many government agencies.
-The basement housed the entire Sheriff’s Office, including an intake and release area
-During the 1980’s the inmate population increased a lot which created an overcrowding issue in the high-rise jail
-overcrowding in jails had lasted all the way til today's time
-The cost of the 864 bed facility was $48,000,000
-The jail consisted of 4 pods, each pod having 6 blocks and 1 recreation yard.